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Guitar Recital / Jara


Release Date: 06/09/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573797  
Composer:  John DowlandFrançois CouperinMario Castelnuovo-TedescoAlan Rawsthorne,   ... 
Performer:  Xavier Jara
Number of Discs: 1 
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American classical guitarist Xavier Jara has taken first prize at numerous international competitions, including the prestigious 2016 GFA International Concert Artist Competition. This release stands out not only for the sheer musicality and technical brilliance of the performer, but for his imaginatively structured and adventurous programme. It balances the poetic beauty of John Dowland and Alan Rawthorne with the broad appeal of Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Variations across the Centuries, technically challenging works by Dusan Bogdanovic, as
Read more well as intriguing discoveries such as young composer Jeremy Collins’s Elegy. A native of Minnesota, Xavier Jara was a student of Alan Johnston at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis until 2011 when he moved to Paris to study with Judicael Perroy for six years. During this time he completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris where he also studied with the French guitarist Olivier Chassain, and the lutenist Eric Bellocq. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
A Fancy, P 5 by John Dowland
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
2.
Fantasia for Lute, P 71 by John Dowland
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3.
A Fancy, P 73 by John Dowland
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
4.
Pièces de clavecin, Book 2: Ordre 6 in B flat major - Les baricades mistérieuses by François Couperin
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
5.
Variazioni attraverso i secoli, Op. 71 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Italy 
6.
Elegy for Guitar by Alan Rawsthorne
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; England 
7.
Summer Garden Suite: Dreams by Sérgio Assad
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; Brazil 
8.
Elegy for Guitar by Jeremy Collins
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
9.
Caprichos (24) de Goya for Guitar, Op. 195: no 18, El sueño de la razon produce monstruos by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
10.
Mysterious habitats by Dusan Bogdanovic
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
11.
Sonata for Guitar no 3 by Dusan Bogdanovic
Performer:  Xavier Jara (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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